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he loves medicine, academics and music, a local researcher remembers for hid work and why police are trying to track down the coiler. also ahead this morning, he made off with some off the cuff comments about 47% of americans. now what they're saying this morning. how mitt romney is trying to undo the damage. and how high can they go? skyscrapers are getting taller and taller. hear just how high a group of architects want to go. that story is coming up this morning. it is thursday morning, thank you for joining us. i'm megan pringle. charlie crowson off this morning. lauren cook here with a look at
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traffic. lynette with weather. beautiful day out there yesterday and of course the roads right now pretty quiet. >> yes and how about the orioles game? >> incredible. >> unbelievable. they are now chalk them the extra in-- calling them the extra inning beast of the east. keep it up orioles we're proud of you. >> i know a lot of people yawning this morning. the weather is really going to be a shock to the system. it is chilly out there and brisk, make sure you have the jacket out and about. the numbers are cool. 40s in a lot another soft, this morning. -- of spots the morning. nottingham at 50. these temperatures are well below for this time of the year and we are going to be dealing with dry weather through the day. that's some good news as well. maryland's most powerful radar is dry right now it will stay that way into the afternoon for the next several days. get out there take advantage of it and enjoy it because you know all good things must come to an end. we lock at the hour by hour forecast for today and we're looking pretty darn good as we
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go into lunchtime. 74 degrees under mostly sunny skies. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. fortunately everything is nice and clear through the fort mchenry tunnel as well as the harbor tunnel. if you are using the jfx to get into the city there are no delays. traveling southbound from 695 all the way downtown to east fayette street. that stretch altogether will take you 11 minutes. and as we check and take a live look outside here on the west side of the beltway at baltimore national pike. not too many cars out there just yet and no delays right now traveling from 795 all the way down to route 40. park v here at harford road, inner loop nice and clear down to 95 and the outer loop no problems whatsoever getting up to towson. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan over to you. she's accused of dumping does -- duping the schools rather and promising them assemblies teaching ravens'
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players and today joseph gill is expected to be in a courtroom for the hearing. back in march he was indicted on one count of theft. schools is tpas -- and ptas say they gave gill thousands of dollars to deliver the ravens' players to deliver the antibullying message but he never delivered. peter morvitt not only a researcher and top medical man, but also he was a lover of music and had wonderful talents. his friends and family came together to remember him with a vigil this is all happening as police continue to search for his killer. abc2 news' sherrie johnson joins us live this morning from the police head carters. nigh -- headquarters, any leads on the investigation? >> reporter: right tow police have no leads in the case and they're hoping that someone saw or heard something on monday night arnold 10:30. that's when peter rdered. he was left outside his home,
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shot several times in his head and upper body left for dead. while police continue to search for his killer his extended family gathered for a vigil to remember him through music. 30 minutes before he was killed marvin was making music, he was a singer with the baltimore corral arts -- choral arts society and sang with them for nine years. he was gunned down outside his home in herring run park. he may have been the victim of a robbery police believe and now the chloral arts will make it voice. >> the last piece that we sang before rehearsal ended. the last piece peter sang with was was "the carroll of the angel -- carol of the angels." now he's with the angels. >> reporter: there's a crime stoppers reward in the arrest. call 1-866-7lockup. reporting in downtown
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baltimore, charlie sherrie johnson, abc2 news. the woman is in critical condition this morning. she has severe head as well as leg injuries. the other victim he had minor cuts and bruises, you can contact the police if you have any information about the hit and run. anne arundel county police trying to find the masked man you see on the screen. he was captured on cameras robbing the annapolis bank. this was tuesday morning. police say that he demanded money from the bank teller and told them he had a weapon. the teller come plied and give that -- complied and gave that guy some cashment they want to hear from you especially the robbery unit. the number there on the screen. it's (410)222-3469. the president of chick-fil- a ruffled a lot of feathers you may remember this when he came out with his stance against
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same sex marriage. now it appears the company may be changing their tune. according to media reports the chain has agreed to stop funding anti-gay groups. chick-fil-a also sent out an internal memo called chick-fil- a -- who we are. it says it is changing its practices. one year ago today the military's controversial don't ask don't tell policy was revealed. gay service members say it's working out well so far. several tell the "new york times" that they're very thankful they no longer have to live secret lives. don't ask don't tell was created back in 1993 to prohibit personnel from discriminating against people and their sexual orientation. it also barred gays in the military from being open about their sexuality. republican presidential candidate mitt romney doing damage control this morning. it's all following some comments that he made that were
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caught on video. he was videotaped saying he is not worried about the 47% only americans who don't earn enough to pay income taxes. during a campaign stop in miami, romney told the crowd he supports the 100% in amica. >> this is a campaign about helping people who need help and right now the people who are poor in this country need help getting out of poverty. the people in the middle class need help because their incomes have gone down every year for the last four years. >> a spokesperson for the white houssays the romney campaign is making desperate attempts to change the subject in light of those comments. well, crack of dawn today, space shuttle endeavour is going to make its next leg of a trip to los angeles. it flew to houston yesterday on the back of a jumbo jet. it's pretty cool sight to see. the plane flew low enough for people to stop and get a look. they got their cameras out to watch it to go by.
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endeavour flew 25 missions covering nearly 123 million miles and it will be put on display at the california science center. time now for a check on how our skies are looking today. here's meteorologist lynette charles. >> good morning megan. good morning everyone. we are definitely dealing with some cool air this morning. we are dry across much of the nation but a few showers trying to wide over the great lakes region. but you know what? we are going to be clear for today. that's what we're dealing with this morning and that's why these temperatures really dropping off this morning. plenty of sunshine as we go into the afternoon. also what we're dealing with a little bit of patchy fog in frederick county this morning. so be aware of that as you head out and about. look at the cold temperatures i should say in ohm meltsburg right now coming in at 45 degrees. rockville 45. we are in the 50s at the eastern shore. 53 centreville and 52 in federalsburg. more about a warmup coming up. thanks so much. imagine the view from a mile up. you can really see some great weather up there. well, that's what architects
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are working on and reports say the first mile high skyscraper could actually be a reality but we have to wait. it won't president a reality until 2025 -- be a reality until 2025. right now the tallest building in the world is in dubai. that stands at more than 2,000 feet tall. but it won't be the tallest for much longer because another skyscraper is already in the works. that one in saudi arabia. expecting to beat one -- that one with the height it's almost finished they say by 2018. all right, there's a fight right now taking place in patterson park over parking spaces, why neighbors want the groan space the stay -- green space to stay and the city would like to see it happen. >> also ahead this morning, the outrage over replacement referees in the nfl games mounting. however, this morning, we're going to talk about what they're really making more calls than usual refs. a look at that coming up. >> everything is up to speed
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here on 95 traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel. i'll let you know how traffic is shaping up on 695 and 83 coming up on "good morning maryland." you're taking a live look at new york city at the beautiful statue of liberty. great way to start the day. stay with us, there's much more coming up next.
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five things to know as you head out the door this morning. judgment the man suspect -- james holmes the man suspected in that movie theater shooting that happened in colorado is expected to be in court later on this morning. he could be facing more charges, 12 people were killed and 58 were injured in that shooting that happened back in july. secretary of state hillary clinton will be on capitol hill this morning to give the house and senate classified information about the situation in libya. senators have called for congress to investigate. last week's attack on the u.s. consulate that killed four americans. state officials and environmental advocates are calling for a permanent ban on fracking in our state.
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officials are releasing a report this morning that those documents will be costing -- what it will cost for drilling from replacing contaminated roads. g water to fixing ruined the superintendent of baltimore county public schools will be at chesapeake high school. it's happening this evening. dr. dallas dance plans to meet with the public to discuss education. that starts at 7:00 by the way. maryland's blue crab harvest right now one of the biggest in the nation. a new report shows that maryland crabs accounted for more than 25% of the nearly 200 million pounds of blue crabs harvested last year. the state's overall harvest was down slightly so it waabout 88 million pounds. the referee lockout right now starting to wear on players. coaches as well as fans. replaceable refs they are now being used because of contract issues with the usual officials. and there have been a lot of concerns over calls, noncalls and delays in doling out the penalties. players right now are saying a lot of this and the refs what
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do they have to say? well, to them they say that they're the biggest fans. even joe flacco couldn't help but comment on the issue after sunday's game against the eagles. >> we always talk about you know the nfl and everybody always talks about the integrity of the game and things like that. i thinks this kind of along those lines, not to say these guys are doing a bad job. but you know the fact that we don't have the normal guys out there is pretty crazy. >> the nfl has come out saying that the replacement refs are actually not making any more calls than normal initials so we want -- officials so we want to know what you think about this. a lot of people were commenting after sunday's game. are they making the games harder to watch or really no big deal at all? head to the facebook fan page and weigh in. we want to know what you think. you can always sound off. time now for a check on the weather and your commute wherever it is you're going. now is always a good time to leave earlier in the day. seeing anything out there on the roads lauren? >> megan the big sinkhole on
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monument street in east baltimore, it's not fixed yet. i'll let you know what the main line look like coming up in a few. but how's the weather looking like? we are chilly morning. >> really chilly. a little bit of fog. >> be prepared for that as well but also a nice warmup throughout the day. we have to let the sunshine come up and we can bask in it. it's going to feel pretty good out there. enjoy the day but chilly temperatures, woodbine 42 degrees. that's close to the 30s out there. and we are still until summer officially. we don't hit fall until saturday. but look at what we have in baltimore this morning. good rning to you. you're at 51 degrees, 55 in rock hall. bel air coming in at 9 degrees and -- 49 degrees and 48 in northeast and 52 in denton. so that's really the warm spot if you will. the satellite and radar, not picking up on a whole lot. no type of rain acro the area. we do see a few clouds just trying to trickle in. these are your high clouds
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around baltimore. but we will be seeing plenty of sunshine build in as we head throughout the day. and the reason why the we still have high pressure building in doing its thing. we do have that cold front off towards the west there. this will be the next player as we head into saturday afternoon. saturday evening. that will be preeing us some rain into the -- bringing us some rain into the new york city and the game is on sunday -- forecast and the game is on sunday. future trend not picking up on a whole lot this morning. the 58 time frame not a lot to be had. tomorrow a few more clouds and still be sunny out there as well. this is what we're looking like in terms of temperatures for today. going 76-degrees and mostly sunny. nice and pleasant and then by tonight 55 mainly clear and seasonable. then tomorrow 79 slightly warmer, the sun/cloud mix out there. fall will begin we have the showers on saturday. but as we go into sunday morning, more showers, the game
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looks just fine. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. the game is looking good. yes, rain or shine best of luck to the ravens and hopefully they can get a win this week. if you are heading out on the road. no problems to report right now on 95 through the white marsh area, just a 15 minute ride altogether from 695 all the way downtown. and for those of you using 695 there are no problems to report right now traveling the outer loop from parkville all the way up towards towson. and as we check in and take a live look outside at the harrisburg expressway here in hunt valley at shawan road not much activity. an overall easy ride from jfx into the city. here's 795 at cock keys mill road. no problems to report. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan over to you. there's a battle over space happening at patterson park about whether the park should stay green or turn the black. when we talk about black we
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mean asphalt because recs and park wants to paver over it. they want to make about 96 spots to help with seniors. those who use the park want to keep it green and leave the cars out. >> it's a safe place i can take him and run and we can sit on the grass and have picnics and to add extra parking spaces in here will make it more dangerous and take away from really the only greenery we have in the area. >> before anything happens the city does plan on holding a series of public meets and as soon as we get the dates and locations we will let you know. parents if you're worried about the child's safety seat and booster seat, well, today you actually have a chance to make sure it is secure. from 1:00 to 4:00 today it's happening at m&t bank stadium. certified technicians are going to be on hand the look at the kid's -- to look at the kid's car seat and to give advice on the right seats to use for
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safety. also a news conference to talk about a new law that takes effect on october 1st concerning booster seats. some promising news this morning for people who suffer from multiple sclerosis. a new pill out. health officials say it helping to reduce relapses in those who are suffering from that chronic disease. we have details about this pill just ahead. >> plus, he sent his favorite snack and a jury agreed. how much money he's now getting. that story straight ahead.
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4:51 right now. news around the nation this morning, listen to this. a jury awarded a colorado man more than $7 million for a bag of microwave popcorn. you see wayne watson claims that he received permanent lung damage from a bag of microwave popcorn. he ate two bags every day for years. watson believes his lung damage was caused by inhales the fumes of a compound that's used on the butter flavored microwave popcorn.
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the manufacturer does plan to appeal on that judgment. imagine constantly hearing your heartbeat. your lungs inhale and even your eyes move. well, that's what one massachusewith for every day for at least ten years. he's a rare hearing disorder magnified every sound in his body. everything his body did he heard it and doctors discovered there was a tiny hole on one of his ear canals. he underwent surgery to get it fix. doctors say it's a common season that's easily missed because et resembles other problems like allergies. quick thinking boy from florida saved the life of his bus driver. the bus driver reportedly had a heart attack while driving the bus. so jackson, he was on -- from the bus headed home and he jumped into action and got things under control. >> he started curving. and he made a strange face at me. and started going towards the tree so i put my foot on the brakes with the bus still
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moving and i i turned the steel so that the air bag wouldn't go off and hurt him anymore. >> jackson called his mother for help on his cell phone. the driver is doing okay this morning and jackson is being called a young hero. amazing stories like that 1 years old and always so impressed when that happens. >> quick thinking. >> you know you never know how you're going to react in these types of situations and kudos to him. just incredible. >> some adults couldn't even do that. >> you always think like 11 years old with a cell phone? but that's the case where it actually really pays off. >> uh-huh. >> you're looking at the roads today lauren, is it looking okay out there? >> still dealing with the sinkhole on monument street in east baltimore and as far as -- oh the other main lines i'm going to give you a live look of them in just a few. in the meantime weather was gorgeous yesterday. people heading out today is it going to be a repeat? >> actually nicer than yesterday because we don't be as breezy.
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there's always a caveat. it's chilly the morning. if you don't like the cold weather just do grab the jacket this morning as you head out the door. let's get the bus stop forecast for kids. they are definitely going to need the coat. temperature coming in around 50 degrees and into the afternoon, we'll start to see a nice warmupling and feel a nice warmup so as the kids come home from cool, they are not going to need the jacket whatsoever. looking at a temperature around 77 degrees under mostly sunny skies. it's going to be a nice day for them as they go out and play at recess. maybe you're going to the airport this morning and that is what it looks like right now. as we do have a dew point of 48 so yes we are looking at some very dry air out there. nice and comfortable as we head throughout the day. no type of visibility issues at the airport but if you are going into the frederick area, that's where you're going to be seeing some patchy fog this morning. the temperature right now at the airport coming in at 50 degrees. and we are under partly cloudy skies. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. what do you have for us this morning lauren? well, rim et if you are going to the airport right now, there are no delays at bwi an


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